Ellington: Local communities awarded $1M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, November 15, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 15, 2018) — Local communities received more than $1 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds for local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.

“Keeping our local infrastructure in good working condition means so much to our communities,” Ellington said. “Improvements made as a result of these funds will help boost our local economy and make our cities and towns more attractive to employers. Congratulations to the local towns and counties that will be now be able to complete projects they may not otherwise have been able to.”

According to Ellington, Monroe County and five local communities were awarded grants:

 

                                                                Community                        Grant Amount

                                                                Bloomfield                          $183,750

                                                               Monroe County                $330,000

                                                               Odon                                     $194,716.95

                                                               Shoals                                   $150,563.62

                                                               Switz City                             $93,623.23

                                                               Worthington                      $74,400

Ellington said projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing and preservation, and bridge rehabilitation or replacement.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds can be found by visiting www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be accepting the next round of applications in January of 2019.

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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

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